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Old San Juan

5-11 Caleta de Las Monjas, Up on Hill Past San Juan Gate on the Paseo Del Morro Side, San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Basics

Old San Juan is a staple in city sightseeing tours, which offer an easy way to get an overview of the historic city and typically pass by other must-see sites such as La Fortaleza, the Capilla del Cristo, and the Santa María Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery. More tailored options include food tours and walking tours with a private guide, while Segway tours or cruises on San Jose Bay are also popular alternatives in San Juan.

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Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
$147.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun informative good time
Totally enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Nie was very informative with a great personality. She was very engaging which also created a very engaging atmosphere among the entire group. The coordination and build up of the tasting was perfect. I highly recommend doing this soon as you visit Puerta Rico as to get a feel of things. The food portions were larger than I expected, which was a pleasant surprise. The places that we visited, the staff there were also so inviting. Just overall good time. May seem pricey, but felt worth it.
michele_m, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Juan

star-5
Great comprehensive tour
Divya_G, Mar 2022
Private Driving Tour of San Juan Highlights
Knowledgeable & friendly guide, drove safely, nice clean vehicle, comprehensive tour of old San Juan & San Juan. Could have included some photo stops.
star-5
We loved seeing the...
Rachel_M, Jun 2022
Old San Juan WALKING TOUR
We loved seeing the colorful buildings of Old San Juan and learning about the history! Our tour guide was great at answering questions and offering to take pictures for us!
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Requirement for first timers
Ashley_F, Jun 2022
Flavors of Old San Juan Food Tour
Our experience was absolutely awesome! Our tour guide was Nae and she was so passionate about her culture and provided us with fun facts and history about old San Juan and it’s food! We also stopped at a lot of historical places which had amazing picture moments and views. Highly recommend this Tour. Because of it, me and my friends want to book another trip staying in the city to learn more. Thanks nae!! You are amazing
star-5
This was our first time...
Jessie_M, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
This was our first time visiting Puerto Rico. We heard so much about visiting Old San Juan and getting to know the history behind Puerto Rico. This tour is A MUST! Before we did any other tours, we made sure to learn about San Juan first and got a lot of recommendations on places to visit for the duration of our stay.
star-5
Highly recommend - great tour of this amazing 500 year old city!
JMichelle_M, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
We had a fabulous, and knowledgeable guide who shared Old San Juan's 500 year old history with us. This was an amazing tour, that ended way too early. Highly recommend!
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A peek at the rich diversity of Puerto Rico
paul_c, Apr 2022
Private Old San Juan Historic Discovery Experience
The trip to the waterfall included exquisite views and lush rain forest with stunning vegetation. The waterfall was breathtaking and a relatively short hike from the road. Our family enjoyed getting into the pool at its feet and under it. We recommend considering wearing a bathing suit or equivalent in order to maximize your visit. Then we came back and explored Old San Juan just enough to capture its flavor and peak our interest in a return visit for an even deeper experience.
star-5
Book this tour! You won't be disappointed!
Kearea_B, Jun 2022
Old San Juan WALKING TOUR
This was hands down one of the best walking tours I've ever been on. Juan was very informative, upbeat, and humorous and offered true insight into Old San Juan. You will leave this tour truly understanding the history of Puerto Rico and Old San Juan. I recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the island and having more of an understanding of the areas in which you see while here.
star-5
Awesome Boat Tour!
Ryan_S, Jun 2022
Sunset Harbor Boat Ride in San Juan
Such a great time! So fun, very informative, and playful. The crew were super friendly and provided us with snacks, soft drinks and beer. I highly recommend this boat tour of Old San Juan!
star-5
Great introduction to Puerto Rico and Old San Juan
Madhuri_J, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
Comprehensive tour of Old San Juan, covering history to today, including walking through all the major historical parts and neighborhood, and picturesque streets. Guide was excellent, communicating a great deal of good information, efficiently, keeping the group together and safe. Highly recommended.
star-5
Great guide, relaxed pace.
David_F, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
David Rodriguez was nice, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He shared lots of detailed information about Old San Juan, the people, the culture, and the history that was very helpful as we walked the streets. The pace was relaxed and we finished on time. It was a great experience. We would definitely recommend David to others.
star-4
Decent Old San Juan Tour
Jenna_M, Jun 2022
Old San Juan Walking Tour
It was a great way to figure out how to navigate Old San Juan and get a little history of the place. David moved a little faster than we would have liked and there wasn't much time to take pictures, but it was informational.
star-5
Worth it!
Raena_B, Dec 2021
Instagramable Places in Old San Juan Shared Tour
Ian did a wonderful job showing us all of the beautiful highlights of Old San Juan. He was patient and accommodating and very informative. He also stopped and allowed us to take as much time as we need to take pictures! It was well worth the money.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The neighborhood is a must-see for history buffs and those seeking postcard-worthy views.

  • Visitors flock to Old San Juan year-round, so be prepared for crowds, especially in the busy summer season.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes to help navigate the cobblestones, and pack lightweight clothing and sun protection for the near constant warm weather.

  • Old San Juan may not be easy to access for wheelchair users, but alternative transportation options exist in the neighborhood.

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How to Get There

Old San Juan is located on an islet, attached to the mainland of Puerto Rico by three bridges. If you’re coming from the mainland or the airport, book an airport transfer or drive over the bridges. Those arriving as Caribbean cruise ship passengers will likely dock at one of the many cruise ship piers in the neighborhood. Once in Old San Juan, getting around the area is easy by foot or taxi, and a free, accessible trolley system also runs through the area.

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Trip ideas

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan

How to Spend 2 Days in San Juan


When to Get There

Old San Juan is most popular during winter and summer, when vacationers flock to this classic Caribbean destination. This is especially true for visitors from the United States who can travel to and from Puerto Rico without a passport. If planning a spring trip, expect temperatures hovering around 80°F (26°C) and diminished crowds.

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Other San Juan Neighborhoods

Old San Juan is perhaps the best-known of Puerto Rico's San Juan neighborhoods, but it's far from the only one. Venture slightly farther afield to upscale Miramar, home to two marinas; make your way to Condado, known for beachside condos; or stop in at Ocean Park, where you'll find some overlooked but beautiful beaches.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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